Launch of the Pacific Regional One Maritime Framework development and funding announcement 

(R-L) European Union (EU) Ambassador to the Pacific, Her Excellency, Ms Barbara Plinkert, Acting Permanent Secretary Ministry of Public Works, Meteorological Services and Transport, Mr.

Waves of Change: Reinvigorate the maritime sails with increased diversity

The maritime industry has been an integral part of global trade and commerce for centuries, connecting continents and providing a vital lifeline for economies around the world. However, it has also been an industry with a reputation for being male-…

Solar Powered Boat for Fiji’s Nakalawaca Women’s Group, a first in the Pacific

Nakalawaca village lies on the Eastern side of Viti Levu in the Fiji Islands and is home to 260 villagers whose main source of income is seafood and vegetable farming.  The women of Nakalawacaspend up to five hours a day out at sea catching seafood…

Mereseini Rakuita, SPC’s Principal Strategic Lead – Pacific Women keynote address on Women In Maritime day 2022

"If we are to make any meaningful changes to the participation of women in the maritime sector, we must be fully cognisant of the barriers that do exist.” Mereseini Rakuita, SPC’s Principal Strategic Lead – Pacific Women, shared this comment in her…

Resilience and Leadership amidst a global pandemic. Celebrating Women in Maritime 

A call to raise awareness on the importance of gender equality to highlight the valuable yet under-utilised contribution of women in the Pacific’s maritime sector was made by international and regional maritime organisations at the conclusion of the…

Reducing greenhouse gas emissions in maritime sector saving thousands for boat operators

Pacific domestic vessels equipped with solar systems are saving up to 32% per year on operational costs, equivalent to AUD 48,000 as part of a new pilot project focused on reducing emissions and demonstrating the use of renewable energy in Pacific…

Pacific Transport Ministers launch global first strategy to strengthen the empowerment of women and girls in maritime

The Regional Strategy for Pacific Women In Maritime (2020-2024) was launched by the  Minister of Finance, Hon.  Sili Epa Tuioti calling political leaders and policy maker’s to support equal opportunities for women in the maritime sector.

Fourth pacific regional energy and transport ministers’ meeting: Remarks by Bekir Sitki Ustaoglu, International Maritime Organisation (IMO)

Fourth pacific regional energy and transport ministers’ meeting Remarks by Bekir Sitki Ustaoglu, Head, Asia and Pacific Section, Technical Cooperation Division, International Maritime Organisation (IMO) TATTE Conference Centre, Apia, Samoa, 16-20…

Fourth pacific regional energy and transport ministers’ meeting: Introductory remarks by the Director-General of the Pacific Community (SPC)

Fourth pacific regional energy and transport ministers’ meeting Introductory remarks by the Director-General of the Pacific Community (SPC) Apia, Samoa, 18-20 September 2019 Theme: Sustainable Energy and Transport Services for the Blue Pacific  

Solar power pilot project reducing greenhouse gas emissions for Vanuatu's 'Tiwi Trader'

On July 22nd, 2019, Pacific Community’s Director General, Dr. Colin Tukuitonga launched the pilot project of Maritime Technology Cooperation Centre in the Pacific (MTCC-Pacific), hosted by Pacific Community (SPC).   "Maritime Transport is a…
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